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Relayin’ for a Cure

Bell High School’s JROTC presented the colors at the Relay. Shown from left, Denis Riordan, Dalton Martin, Sahara Henderson and Breanna Milan. Austin Allen spoke to the crowd about his experiences as a cancer survivor. His brother Hunter Allen spoke about his life as a caregiver. Trenton High Cheer Team attended the Relay for Life event to cheer on the ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Cheevers may be a Titan next

By Chris Rogers Tiger fans became Eagle fans and they just may become Titan fans. 2016 Trenton High School graduate Hamp Cheevers has made the headlines again. After having a record year as a Junior Cornerback at Boston College, Cheevers declared his intent to enter the NFL draft early. Many Gilchrist County residents, who normally would not be following the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Remembers commemorated the anniversary of fallen GCSO Officers

Family, friends and citizens of Gilchrist County all gathered in the Memorial Park next to the Gilchrist County Courthouse on Friday, April 19, to remember the tragic loss of Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey. April 19, marked the one year anniversary of the senseless shooting of these two young officers. Sheriff Bobby Schultz’s assured the families that Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Sunday morning crash on SR 26 takes the life of a Chiefland man

A Chiefland man was driving a 1995 Lincoln Towncar on SR 26 near CR 337 at 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning, April 14. Toby Keith Long, 24 of Trenton, was driving a 2008 Chevy 2500 pickup truck westbound. The pickup truck was reported to have crossed the centerline and struck the Lincoln Towncar, reported Trooper Ganus of the Florida Highway Patrol. ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs Easter Egg Hunt and Ski Show Saturday

Peter Cottontail will be hopping into Fanning Springs on Saturday, April 13, with colored eggs and prizes. The Easter egg hunt and fun festivities at this annual event will be hosted by Fanning Spring Chamber of Commerce. Children ages 0 to age 12, are invited to come out and hunt for 1,000s of brightly colored Easter eggs. Registration for the ... Full Story »

Hail damages melon plants and blankets Trenton in white

Hail rained down on a path from Albany, Georgia through Doerun, Georgia, into northern Florida at Monticello and southward through Layfayette County until it reached Gilchrist County. It passed through Trenton just before 4 a.m Wednesday. The hail in Trenton was less than dime size and blanketed Main Street in white. It appeared that the City of Trenton received snow ... Full Story »

4-H and FFA Raffle Truck won by Fermon Jones

Fermon Jones of Lake Butler was very happy to drive to Big Bend Chevrolet Buick in Chiefland on Tuesday, April 2, to pick up his brand new 4x4 Silverado truck. Jones lives in Lake Butler but does a lot of work in the Trenton area. He owns Fermon Jones Enterprises which is a mobile home moving company. Jones said he ... Full Story »

Help and Hope for a little Cowboy

On Sunday, March 17, Willis Alton Jones, age 5, suffered a severe head trauma when he was kicked in the head by a horse at his home in Monticello, Arkansas. Willis was transported to a local hospital, then shortly after was life-flighted to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Willis is the son of Rusty and Lisa Jones ... Full Story »

Annual Law Enforcement Banquet honors those who gave all and those who came to help

The annual Gilchrist County Law Enforcement Awards Banquet honored those who gave all. The banquet was centered around the tragedy of April 19, 2018, when Sergeant Noel Ramirez, Jr. and Deputy Taylor Lindsey were killed. The banquet honored Ramirez and Lindsey’s ultimate sacrifice as well as the appreciation to those who came to serve the citizens of Gilchrist County in ... Full Story »

Danny Schweitzer’s body found near Micanopy

The body of 20-year Daniel “Danny” Schweitzer was found on February 25 on CR 234 near Micanopy in Alachua County. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office had filed a missing person’s report on Schweitzer after his parents reported him missing. During the missing person investigation it was learned that Schweitzer worked in Gainesville and spent most of his time there and ... Full Story »